Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries
The following list offers tips on how to prevent spinal cord injuries
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of SCI. Wear a seat belt every time you are in a motor vehicle. Make sure that your children are properly buckled into a child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt as appropriate
- Keep firearms and ammunition locked in a cabinet or safe when not in use. The second leading cause of SCI is violence, most often related to firearms use
- Prevent falls using a step stool with a grab bar to reach objects on high shelves; installing handrails on stairways; installing window guards to keep young children from falling out of windows; and using safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs when young children are around
- Play sports safely. Wear all required safety gear, and never engage in head-first moves, such as spearing (in football, using the helmet to tackle) or sliding head-first into a base. Avoid hitting the boards with your head in ice hockey. Insist on spotters when performing new or difficult moves in gymnastics
If you or a loved one has been a victim of negligence, a defective or dangerous product or medical malpractice resulting in a serious spinal cord injury, please contact the Eshelman Legal Group immediately for a free consultation. Once we determine that you have a case, we will work diligently to get you the highest level of compensation we possibly can.
We understand the devastation spinal cord injuries can bring to an individual’s life. The endless pain and suffering, loss of income, life time medical bills and cost of assistive devices and modifications to the home. And, that doesn’t even include the emotional toll an injury of this severity takes not only on the victim, but on their family as well. Let our dedicated, professional staff give you the compassionate and aggressive representation you need and deserve.
The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.